The second Saturday of the year for golfers at Stanthorpe was a stroke event and second and final round for the Foundation Cups. The day was sponsored by club president, Len Leigh, and he is thanked for the day.
As in previous years, having a lead after the first round is a definite advantage and that proved correct for the men’s event when Ron Batterham went on to claim the cup for 2023. It did take a countback however, with a number of players in the equation. The ladies cup winner was well won by Lyn Ludlow who produced a great second round to be a clear winner.
In the day’s single events, Ivan Juriss had one of best rounds for some time and finished with a nett 68 to claim the men’s prize. The runner up required another count back and this went to junior golfer, Hamish Adam who continues to impress with his good play.
The ladies cup winner, Lyn Ludlow collected first prize for the ladies, thanks to her nett 66 on the day. Runner up went to Lorraine Evans with another solid round of nett 71.
Pins shots were claimed by Matt Waterworth at 3, Matt Burgess at 12 and Bruce Green at 17. For the ladies, Lyn Ludlow held the pin at 3, Lorraine Evans at 12 and Margie Locke at 17. Nathan Stibbard collected two pro-pins, 1/10 and 5/14 with the 9/18 pin won by Richard Reardon. The birdies nest was not collected.
In the men’s run down, scores of nett 71 and better were rewarded and Linda Kelly collected the ladies run down.
Next Saturday, February 21 competition will be an individual stableford event and the day is sponsored by Jason Lawer. Jason is an ex-junior member and ex-member of the club and proved to be a very capable golfer. He often plays on the day he sponsors and hopefully he will do so again this year. Tee off from the usual time of 11.30am for the afternoon session. The time sheet is on the board at the club.